I'm not in those areas, but it was a bit lively here in mid Wales yesterday - thunder storms, heavy rain and winds strong enough to rearrange the garden furniture. I know a couple of people who lost tiles.
Utterly miserable here (Leicester) today. Dragged ourselves up to Nottingham for a dentist's appointment and went into the city afterwards to finish getting DDs school shoes. Got soaked and discovered my shoes leak. The car temp guage was saying it was 13C as we came home just now so we're all cold and wet. It's crossed my mind to put the heating on but surely I can't do that in August!